ICD introduction

Subcutaneous PPI and H2 Antagonists

Dr Jon Tomas, Dr Sophie Jones, Dr Emma Wooldridge

Aim

To guide local organisations to establish logistical resources to support the use of the national guidance on ICD deactivation.

Purpose & Scope

This is a regional guideline for healthcare professionals caring for an adult who is approaching the end of their life with an active ICD, regardless of their care setting. It can be used in hospital, hospice, and community setting. However, it does not replace local policy or guidelines specific to where the patient is being cared for.

This ICD deactivation guideline has been adapted from the Resuscitation Council UK guidance.

Disclaimer (SPAGG - Rewrite)

This Guide is intended for use by healthcare professionals and the expectation is that they will use clinical judgement, medical, and nursing knowledge in applying the general principles and recommendations contained within. They are not meant to replace the many available texts on the subject of palliative care.

Some of the management strategies describe the use of drugs outside their licensed indications. They are, however, established and accepted good practice. Please refer to the current BNF for further guidance.

While WMPCPS takes every care to compile accurate information , we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness and it is subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information.